As a member of the European Union, France grants temporary protection to people displaced from Ukraine. Since the armed conflict began, over 13,000 fleeing Ukrainians have entered the country.
And the French Minister of the Interior has confirmed that they can welcome up to 100,000 refugees thanks to the initiatives and efforts of local authorities. You can check out the UN Refugee Agency France (link in French) for additional information.
France is home to over 3,500 public and private institutions of higher education. Combined, these academic institutions host over 250,000 international students every year.
Below, you’ll find some of the support programmes and initiatives for displaced Ukrainian students:
The French branch of ENIC-NARIC has created a procedure that helps refugees or people seeking asylum to get their qualifications recognised. The application and review process (link in French) cost 70 EUR for all international students.
Check out the official Campus France website for additional information on the French higher education system.
Scholarships and financial aid
PAUSE – Solidarity with Ukraine is a programme offering emergency funding and support for Ukrainian researchers.
Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’homme (FMSH) provides short-term fellowships and financial support for researchers.
You can also check out regular scholarships and bursaries to support your studies in France. Just make sure you meet the criteria.
Study programmes and opportunities
Ukrainian students can choose from various affordable study programmes, with tuition fees ranging between 100 and 1,000 EUR. Most of them are Master’s degrees, but you can find some at Bachelor’s or PhD level.
Other support sources
Association des Etudiants Ukrainiens en France helps with the reception and accommodation of Ukrainian students.
EURAXESS FRANCE has offices across France and can provide international students and researcher with guidance on accommodation, health insurance and social security, legal documents, etc.
RÉFUGIÉ.INFO is a platform with over 400 information sheets translated into English and Russian. The translation into the Ukrainian language is ongoing.
Femmes and Sciences Association offers guidance and support to Ukrainian women who are students, graduates, or researchers.
UniR offers support and integration programmes, workshops, and French courses for refugees and asylum seekers.
Explore how the French Government and local authorities are supporting the Ukrainian refugees.
* Please note we give our best to constantly update the information posted here, but we may not be able to track all specific changes that may occur.